...so I've built my business up from almost 10 years ago and it has almost been obliterated in one week. I got suckered into going on a family vacation with my recently engaged fiance's family who booked the trip during my busiest time w/o asking me. I tried not going but found it would be easier to bite the bullet rather than start any problems with the new in-laws. I leave half of my accounts (busted my butt before) to my friend who used to help me and who also started his own lawn business. I left him with no more than 5-8 to do a day which is not more than anyone can handle with my equipment in one day. Some weren't done and if they were done they were done 4-5 days late. I come home last night to a **** storm and find that I've lost 5 customers (one which is a $75/hour job/week) and others pissed. It was $1200 in revenues and he states he spent $450 (45 hours) in labor and $180 in gas and it gets better...was expecting about $1000 for his time. I am now fighting him over this while trying to do damage control. Needless to say I have never been more stressed out and pissed off. I am on thin ice with my fiance, about to beat this guys ass, and call it quits on my company. There is so much to say but I'll end it here and add on if anyone even replies to my rant.